GIS Community Looks Back at 9/11

September 7, 2011

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GIS Community: A Response to Terrorist Attack
 A comprehensive compilation of imagery, maps and reports produced to document the disaster at the World Trade Center.

Ground Zero - The Geographic Center of the Financial World
A visit to ground zero two months after the attacks.

Disaster Response Liaison for Onsite Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing Data
With the need for accurate current and historic data on the site of a disaster response effort a liaison between the first responders onsite and a remote command center/mapping center is essential for the flow of data to meet the needs of the incident commanders and their crews. Here's a checklist needed to prepare for crisis mapping efforts.

Witness and Response
Remotely sensed data imagery collected by the Library of Congress including thermal, LiDAR and aerial images.

GIS in the Trenches - GIS Monitor 9/27/01
Reports from several GIS users who helped with the response efforts.

Al Leidner Speaks on 9/11/02 - GIS Monitor 9/12/02
Recap of Leidner's lunch keynote at NSGIC 2002 in Park City, Utah.

Map offers details of DHS grant money disbursement since 9/11 - Homeland Security News 5/5/10
Since the 9/11 attacks, Congress has allocated roughly $30 billion to states in homeland security grants. Has the money been well spent? The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) has gathered data that allows anyone to follow the money and judge for themselves.


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